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How to Enhance Your Listing

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

Live like a guest

Staying overnight at your property as a guest can give you a fresh perspective on what needs refreshing, refurbishing, or upgrading. This will also help you expect your guests' needs and enhance their experience.

When you stay, pay attention to the details such as the cleanliness, comfort, and functionality of the space. Take note of any areas that need improvement and make a list of things you can do to enhance your guests' experience.

By living like a guest, you can make your Airbnb listing more attractive, comfortable, and welcoming to potential guests.


Improve lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Poor lighting can make your space look dull, dingy, and uninviting. Consider adding a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a cosy and inviting environment. You can do this by adding lamps, pendant lights, or installing dimmer switches.

Ensure that all the bulbs are working and the wattage is proper for each space. Remember, brighter bulbs are not always better; they can cause glare and make your space uncomfortable. Also make sure there are spare bulbs in the drawer somewhere!


Add Plants

Plants can add life and colour, making it feel more inviting and relaxing. They also improve air quality, reduce stress, and create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

You don't have to spend a fortune on plants. You can start with a few easy-to-care varieties such as succulents, snake plants, and pathos. Place them in different spots such as on shelves, windowsills, or in corners to add some greenery to your space.

Ensure that you choose plants that are proper for your space and your level of care. Overcrowding your holiday home with plants can make it look cluttered and overwhelming.


Upgrade the bedding

The quality of your bedding can make or break your guests' experience. Upgrading your bedding to high-quality sheets, pillows, and comforters can make a significant difference in their comfort level and satisfaction. Ensure that your bedding is clean, fresh, and comfortable. Choose bedding that is proper for the season and climate of your area. Supply extra blankets and pillows for added comfort.

You can also add some decorative touches such as throw pillows, cushions, or a cosy blanket to make your Airbnb feel more inviting. With Changeover Plus, we supply and launder hotel quality bed linens and towels, so you don’t have to!


Bathroom Refresh

The bathroom is one of the most important spaces and it's crucial to keep it clean, fresh, and functional. Consider replacing old or worn-out towels, shower curtains, and bathmats. Ensure that the toilet is clean, and the toiletries are well-stocked. Add some decorative touches such as a vase of flowers, some scented candles, or some artwork to make your bathroom feel more inviting.

Ensure that the bathroom is well-lit, and the ventilation is adequate to prevent mould and mildew growth.


Upgrade the kitchen

The kitchen is another crucial space, and it's important to keep it clean, organised, and well-stocked. Consider upgrading your appliances, such as the refrigerator or microwave, if they are outdated or not functioning well. Ensure that your kitchen is well-stocked with essential items such as cookware, utensils, and basic pantry items.

You can also add some decorative touches such as a vase of fresh flowers, some colourful dishware, or some artwork to make your kitchen feel more inviting.


Add personal touches

Personal touches can make your property feel more unique and welcoming to guests. Consider adding some artwork, photographs, or decorative items that reflect your personality or the local area. You can also add some books, magazines, or board games to provide your guests with some entertainment and relaxation.

Ensure that your personal touches are proper for your target audience and don't overwhelm your space.


Create a welcoming entrance

The entrance is the first impression your guests will have and it's crucial to make it welcoming and inviting. Add a welcome mat, some potted plants, or a coat rack to make your entrance feel more organised and enticing. Ensure its well-lit and free of clutter.

You can also provide your guests with some essential items such as an umbrella, a flashlight, or a map of the area to make their stay more comfortable.


Clean and declutter regularly

Cleanliness and organisation are essential to creating a welcoming and comfortable place. Ensure that your space is clean, fresh, and clutter-free. Regularly clean and sanitise your space, including the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Declutter your space by removing any unnecessary items that can make your space look cluttered and overwhelming.

You should provide your guests with some cleaning supplies such as a vacuum cleaner, a broom, or some cleaning wipes to help them keep your space clean during their stay.


Respond to feedback

Feedback and reviews are essential to improving your holiday home and enhancing your guests' experience. Ensure that you respond promptly and professionally to any feedback or reviews you receive. Take note of any suggestions or issues that your guests have raised and make improvements where necessary. This will help you create a better experience for your future guests and improve your overall rating.

By taking the time to enhance your listings, you can create a welcoming and comfortable space that your guests will love and recommend to others.


Transform Your Holiday Home into a Hassle-Free Haven

Running a holiday home can be overwhelming. From maintenance and repairs to marketing and reservations, it can feel like a never-ending to-do list. But what if you could have all the benefits of owning a holiday letting property without any of the stress?


At Changeovers Plus, we're here to make your life easier. Our team of experienced professionals takes care of everything, from cleaning and stocking to guest communication and booking management. You can relax and enjoy the fruits of your investment while we handle the rest.


No more worries about last-minute cancellations or no-shows. We've got you covered with our comprehensive reservation system.


No more dealing with difficult guests. Our friendly and professional staff will handle any issues that may arise, leaving you free to focus on your own priorities.


But that's not all. Our proven track record of success means you can expect higher rental yields than ever before. With our expert marketing strategies and personalised guest experience, your property will stand out from the crowd and attract more bookings than ever.


Don't let the hassle of holiday home ownership hold you back from enjoying the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Call Changeovers Plus today and start experiencing the benefits of hassle-free holiday home ownership.

Transform your holiday home into a hassle-free haven with Changeovers Plus. Contact us today and let us take care of the rest.

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